Philippines: 25 earthquakes recorded in the country today, 11th of April 2020

Updated: Apr 12

April 11, 2020 – Philippines was hit by 25 recorded earthquake today in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic. A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck 16 km northeast of Basco, Batanes, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

As of the writing, there is 25 Earthquakes Report by Philvocs for April 11, 2020. Click the image to see more Earthquake Information by PHILVOLCS too see the latest updates.

UPDATE: Almost 50 earthquake yesterday, Saturday- April 11, 2020.

Largest Earthquake by Year in the Philippines

The largest or most notable Philippine earthquakes per year since 2001. As for the repeated entries, Moro Gulfnear the Cotabato Trench is a seismically active area.

Meanwhile, Samar and Davao Region are near the northern and southern portions of the Philippine Trench, respectively.

The largest earthquake in the Philippines:

Phivolcs’ bulletin on early Saturday morning said that Intensity 4 was felt in Basco and Itbayat towns, while Instrumental Intensities were recorded in Laoag City and Pasuquin town in Ilocos Norte (Intensity II), and Vigan City in Ilocos Sur (Intensity I).

Itbayat Batanes

The tectonic movement was located at a depth of 174 km below the ground.  As of now, Phivolcs warned residents in the area to brace for possible aftershocks, while tsunami warnings have not been raised.

Here are the reported intensities: 

  • Intensity IV - Basco and Itbayat, Batanes

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity II - Laoag City and Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte

  • Intensity I - Vigan City

A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 was reported 43 km from Namuac in the Philippines on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicentre was at a depth of 35 km. Exact location, longitude 121.1544° East, latitude 19.0078° North, depth = 35 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:26:59 / 8:26 am (local time epicentre).

The Phivolcs said the quake is expected to cause aftershocks but no damage is expected.

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